University of Washington
Two-year letterwinner. 2005 (Junior) - One of six players to start all 20 games ... Helped anchor a defense the limited opponents to just one goal on 12 occasions ... Attempted four shots. 2004 (Sophomore) - Played 12 games, starting two of them ... Drew starting assignments against Portland State (Sept. 24) and Oregon (Oct. 24) ... Played in two postseason games for the Huskies who advanced to the quarterfinal round of the NCAA Tournament for the first time ever ... Saw playoff action in the opening round against Birmingham-Southern (Nov. 12) and the quarterfinal contest at Princeton (Nov. 26) ... Attempted one shot. 2003 (Freshman) - Played six games, all of them in a reserve role ... Saw action in three Pac-10 contests, against Oregon, Stanford and California ... Did not attempt a shot.
North Thurston High School
Four year letterwinner ... Captained the team for two seasons ... Three-year recipient of the Pac-9 All-League Academic award, as a freshman, sophomore and junior.
Born August 10, 1985 in Olympia, Washington ... Parents are Rebecca and Timothy ... Graduated high school with a 3.5 grade point average ... Played four seasons for the F.C. Royals in Puyallup, Wash. ... Played club soccer with fellow UW seniors Shannon Dillon and Kelsey Rasmussen.
Coach Gallimore on Ward
"Shaela is a senior who needs to give us good minutes, and take care of the ball in the back of the field. We expect her to be a defensive presence. She is one of the older players on our team with that leadership and a great likability. She creates great chemistry on our team because she is very positive."